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Originally Posted by pizzapie View Post
 


Really? I was looking at what I thought were BB version of the Fifth aves, and they look kind of sloppy when you zoom in - especially in the brogue area.

 

http://www.brooksbrothers.com/Perforated-Captoes/MH00024,default,pd.html

 

Edited to add link.

 

 

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Originally Posted by Al Dente View Post
 

That is awesome!  Sometimes I just don't want to "bother" the SA.

1. Just came back from the Freeport outlet so I can definitely confirm that inventory check for the RL & BB is not accurate in most cases.  Bother the SAs all you want - I've had SAs many times refuse to look up things like that for me - they can certainly shoot down your request.

 

2. Nice post about the BB version having sloppier construction - I thought that myself sometimes.

 

Sorry for the curt responses but did not have a good experience with the outlet store at all yesterday so not in a very good mood.

post #58487 of 70737
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Originally Posted by bmwahba39 View Post
 

guys,

 

If I fit pretty snug in AE Strands 10d, would a 9e fit me at all?

 

I found a pretty sweet deal on some black ones I want to pick up but afraid I won't fit. 


No way - you will be smashed against the end of the shoe.  You could try 10.5C (or even 10.5D) or 9.5E but that's all I'd go.

post #58488 of 70737
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Originally Posted by hoit1981 View Post


Hmmm interesting. I wonder if I could call NR CS and get them to do a countrywide inventory search? Anyone done this?


You can definitely do this - however more than half the stuff I've seen at NR from AE are 1.) Seconds and 2.) Beat to $hit, what I would consider non-saleable.  I wouldn't buy something from there without seeing it in person, so I guess I'm just saying be prepared for a return if necessary.

 

I saw those Neumok Acorn exclusives there once - so badly damaged, creased, etc. looked like someone wore them for a year.

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Originally Posted by Neo1 View Post
 


You can definitely do this - however more than half the stuff I've seen at NR from AE are 1.) Seconds and 2.) Beat to $hit, what I would consider non-saleable.  I wouldn't buy something from there without seeing it in person, so I guess I'm just saying be prepared for a return if necessary.

 

I saw those Neumok Acorn exclusives there once - so badly damaged, creased, etc. looked like someone wore them for a year.


Indeed - Nordstrom Rack carries several different kinds of AE shoes:

 

(1) AE shoes made specifically for NR. These are models like the Middleton, Boardwalk, or Riverside. These are at nearly ever NR in multiple sizes and widths, and can usually be found online. I presume they have an actual NR-wide inventory system for these. They are marked seconds, but they're not necessarily flawed or defective - just marked seconds because they're at NR.

 

(2) AE seconds on normal AE models. These are usually models on clearance, closeout, or recently discontinued. For example, recently I've seen a lot of seconds in Kenilworth, Player's Shoe in suede, Morgan, and Promontory Point. These are usually actually flawed in the way seconds would be. You can, on extremely rare occasion, find shell seconds for under $200.

 

(3) AE firsts. These are the rare gems. Some firsts are a little beaten up, clearly returns to a Nordstrom location or display models that have been taken out of the line of duty. Some firsts are brand new, closeout/clearance/discontinued models - these are the truly rare finds. The other day I found a pair of Larchmont firsts, brand new without a single visual flaw I could find, but unfortunately not my size. And as some of you folks may recall, I found a pair of Player's Shoe firsts a few months ago at NR.

 

The shoes in the first category should be in their inventory system by model and size. The shoes in the second and third categories are not in their inventory with their actual model numbers, and are just in the inventory as a generic AE shoe "WELTS", with "No color" as the color, and only the size. It's possible NR could provide you a list of all the AE shoes they have in a particular size, but you would not be able to figure out what models they are, which defeats the point.

 

The best way to do it is to just visit your local NRs often - you can find some real gems for some great prices occasionally.

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Originally Posted by peppercorn78 View Post

Can't stop wearing these. So comfortable, necoming my go-to shoes for darker jeans.




These are the Parkway, right? They simply cant possibly be the Bradley due to the fact that the pictures on AE's site would have to be designed to make sure no one ever buys them...

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Originally Posted by Neo1 View Post

 


You can definitely do this - however more than half the stuff I've seen at NR from AE are 1.) Seconds and 2.) Beat to $hit, what I would consider non-saleable.  I wouldn't buy something from there without seeing it in person, so I guess I'm just saying be prepared for a return if necessary.


Indeed - Nordstrom Rack carries several different kinds of AE shoes:

(1) AE shoes made specifically for NR. These are models like the Middleton, Boardwalk, or Riverside. These are at nearly ever NR in multiple sizes and widths, and can usually be found online. I presume they have an actual NR-wide inventory system for these. They are marked seconds, but they're not necessarily flawed or defective - just marked seconds because they're at NR.

(2) AE seconds on normal AE models. These are usually models on clearance, closeout, or recently discontinued. For example, recently I've seen a lot of seconds in Kenilworth, Player's Shoe in suede, Morgan, and Promontory Point. These are usually actually flawed in the way seconds would be. You can, on extremely rare occasion, find shell seconds for under $200.

(3) AE firsts. These are the rare gems. Some firsts are a little beaten up, clearly returns to a Nordstrom location or display models that have been taken out of the line of duty. Some firsts are brand new, closeout/clearance/discontinued models - these are the truly rare finds. The other day I found a pair of Larchmont firsts, brand new without a single visual flaw I could find, but unfortunately not my size. And as some of you folks may recall, I found a pair of Player's Shoe firsts a few months ago at NR.

The shoes in the first category should be in their inventory system by model and size. The shoes in the second and third categories are not in their inventory with their actual model numbers, and are just in the inventory as a generic AE shoe "WELTS", with "No color" as the color, and only the size. It's possible NR could provide you a list of all the AE shoes they have in a particular size, but you would not be able to figure out what models they are, which defeats the point.

The best way to do it is to just visit your local NRs often - you can find some real gems for some great prices occasionally.

Neo1, you basically said to OP "lower your expectations". It's okay - they didn't mean it, whatever they did to you at the outlet. Turn that frown upside down... or take the RED 💊 PILL next time! Its NR, where most items have varying levels of quality, and may or may not have been around the block a couple times. "Have realistic expectations when checking" is just as helpful smile.gif

JSO1 pretty accurate description of shoe quality levels at NR; if I can buy seconds unseen from the shoebank, I can definitely do an inquiry with a NR rep. My NR Slaton's are first quality, no sole mark, and look every bit first quality. @ $119, like stealing. You do make an excellent point about box labeling however, as three AE buys from Rack all came in generic "AE WELTS 0000000000" boxes. I encourage hoit1981 to embark on his search with every expectation of finding the Slaton in his preferred leather and size, and then let some actual event lower his expectations.
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Does the brown shell strand (stock model) lighten over time? I've seen some pics on this thread of lighter shells getting darker with time, but don't know how the darker shell ages. Any input in appreciated ..

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I need to stop looking at the shoe bank. I'm going to keep buying shoes.

Does anyone have pictures of the mcgregor in snuff suede? I"ve seen them in stone suede.
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My next AE purchase will likely be the Dundee in brown shell, but @Burzan's rework on his Leeds has me thinking... I really like the look of Alden's antique edging, and love their cigar chukka boot with it.  I was just curious if anyone reworked the AE edging to mimic the look for antique edging?  Or does AE have a similar look that could be requested when recrafted?  I think this would look great on the Dundee

 

Stock AE Dundee photo:

Alden cigar chukka with antique edging:

 

Check out the MTO thread: http://www.styleforum.net/t/381983/the-allen-edmonds-mto-thread/7395#post_7794002

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Zappos is a great source for looking at AE shoes
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Originally Posted by lemmy127 View Post

You could get the natural edge from sanding away the edge dressing until a rewelting is needed... and then get a natural welt to complete the look.

For anyone thinking of trying that, be sure to check out this thread:

http://www.styleforum.net/t/247209/diy-cobbler-ing-changing-sole-edge-color

Another option may be rubbing the sole edge with deglazer and refinishing with light/neutral edge dressing. Here's a pic of the sole and heel edge following such treatment on an antiquing project I'm working on:



If you're only going to treat the sole and heel edge you'll want to tape off the upper and be very careful.
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Anybody recognize these?  Pretty sure they're made by AE but they're BB branded.  I don't think I've ever seen an AE equivalent.

 

 

Good price if you're in the market for this kind of spectator.

 

http://www.brooksbrothers.com/Linen-and-Leather-Wingtips/MH00064,default,pd.html?dwvar_MH00064_Color=LTBR&contentpos=208&cgid=Mens_sale_category

post #58498 of 70737
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Originally Posted by Buster Brown View Post


For anyone thinking of trying that, be sure to check out this thread:

http://www.styleforum.net/t/247209/diy-cobbler-ing-changing-sole-edge-color

 

I'm about to garner enough courage to try this on some of my shoes.  Just too many black welts and edges.  I assume I'm married to the welt color until a resole.  If it turns out well, I'll share it here.  If not, I'll never mention it publicly again.

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Scored these on eBay at a great price - burgundy shell Leeds. Marked with "no warranty" so is that a store return?
Either way a bit of @mdubs "Mike Method" and they look almost good as new smile.gif
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There you go sir! ;-)
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